University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Child-Computer Interaction

The course is centred on the design and evaluation of usable, useful and fun interactive products, both with and for children; children are a major user group of interactive technology, and they represent a significant market for new hardware and software products; they are key users of mobile technology, communication software, educational products, and utility software including web browsers, word processors and e-mail; many of these products have been designed for adults, and they can be problematic when used by children.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in computing or relevant subject; 2.1 Honours degree plus experience in working with children or designing interactive products. Students with non-standard qualifications or who have work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. All applicants will be interviewed. Students will be expected to display communication skills appropriate to an Honours graduate. In particular, students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the language. The normal minimum standard required is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical analysis (semester 1); interaction design and evaluation (semester 1); advanced topics in HCI (semester 1); child computer interaction (semester 2); MRes project (semesters 2 and 3).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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